|Celias Counsel Trotting Serie|
|Måndag 23 April 2012 Woodbine||Woodbine|
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Celias Counsel Trotting Serie - FINAL
3 åriga ston 1.609m auto Purse: $ 50 000 (25,000 - 12,500 - 6,000 - 4,000 - 2,500)
1 Im On Cloud Nine 1:58.2 (29)
2 Sugar Wheeler 1:58.2 (64)
3 Sher To Be 2:00.0 (429)
4 Justasmalltowngirl 2:00.1 (334)
5 Belle Nana 2:01.0 (623)
Opl: Winbak Maya 2:01.2g (44), Cynthia Loo 2:01.4 (635), Holy Molie Maggie dg (RE)
Lexus Helios dg (24)
Struken: Crystal Rayne
Time: 14, 28.3, 58.3, 1:28.4, 1:43.3, 1:58.2 (Temperature: 2, Condition: SY, Variant: 2) Judges List: Holy Molie Maggie-BREAKS, Crystal Rayne-VET 1st Im On Cloud Nine (b,f,3 - Angus Hall-Celebrity Angel-Yankee Glide) Owner: W J Donovan,Ft Lauderdale,FL 2nd Sugar Wheeler (b,f,3 - Angus Hall-Quick Credit-Credit Winner) Owner: P C Wellwood Enterprises Inc,Cambridge,ON- Alan C Hainsworth,Mt Morris,NY-William B Weaver III,Freehold,NJ- Kelley Racing Stable LLC,Gansevoort,NY 3rd Sher To Be (br,f,3 - Keystone Nordic-Patagonia-Mr Lavec) Owner: Estate Of Charles F Kline,Grosse Pointe Shores,MI
Geant Foils San Pail; Im On Cloud Nine Sweeps Celias Counsel
Windsong Geant played the role of the spoiler in the $50,000 Open Handicap Trot for trainer/driver Rick Zeron, who guided the soon-to-be European-bound speedster to a tempo-setting score over Canada’s 2011 Horse of the Year, San Pail.
Lexis Noah had Windsong Geant parked at the quarter marker in :27.1 before the latter swept to the top. Once on the lead, Windsong Geant sped through middle fractions of :55.4 and 1:25 before turning back a late challenge from San Pail, who never saw the pylons. The margin of victory was three-quarters of a length in a time of 1:55. Dig For Dollars rounded out the top three finishers in the 10-horse affair. Sent off at odds of 5-1, Windsong Geant won for the second time this season for the partnership of The Brabant Stable of London and Fred Brayford of Alliston, ON. The five-year-old son of Kadabra-Early Secret has put together a 2-2-5 record in 10 tries this year while potting more than $100,000 in seasonal earnings. His lifetime loot stands at more than $386,000.
Costly breaks were made by a number of the lasses who faced the gate in Monday’s $50,000 final of the Celias Counsel Series, but Im On Cloud Nine was on her best behaviour and as a result she earned the sweep of the event for three-year-old trotting fillies.
Jack Moiseyev tucked his charge into the four-hole
while Sugar Wheeler roared to the lead from Post 9.
Sugar Wheeler hit the opening quarter in :28.3 and was
unbothered past the half-mile pole in :58.3. Pressure
was applied to Sugar Wheeler around the final turn,
however, and it came in the form of Im On Cloud Nine.
Sugar Wheeler and that first-over foe where side-by-side
at the three-quarter station in 1:28.4, and they
continued their fierce battle all the way down the lane
before Im On Cloud Nine edged clear in the final strides
to win by half a length over Sugar Wheeler in 1:58.2.
Third prize went to Sher To Be.
The daughter of Angus Hall-Celebrity Angel, who is owned by W Donovan of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, is now 3-for-3 this season after going 1-for-5 in last year’s rookie year. The lion’s share of the purse boosted her overall earnings to $74,040.